VOSH-Indiana Goes to . . . .  VOSH-Indiana; PO Box 19028; Indianapolis, IN  46219.  drjcm@att.net
yellow to pink gradient line
link to VOSH-Indiana home page
link to mission statement
link to VOSH-Indiana past missions
link to upcoming missions
link to news and newsletter
link to how to join VOSH-Indiana
link to list of VOSH-Indiana officers and directors
link to page of links to related sites
space holder

VOSH-Indiana Goes to Cuba

VOSH-Indiana and Ambassadors for Children carried out a history-making mission trip to Havana, Cuba, in October 1999. With the blessings of the US government, 173 people departed Indianapolis on a chartered ATA plane. It would be the first commercial flight to Cuba from any city other than Miami. The VOSH-Indiana group consisted of 60 optometrists and workers. We were able to provide eyecare to over 3000 people.

The following pictures show not only the work portion of the mission, but also the after-hours activities.

For a large, full view of the photo . . . click on the picture.

small version of photo A typical street in Havana.
small version of photo Market in Havana.
small version of photo Cathedral on the square in Havana.
small version of photo Havana.
small version of photo Kids are the same everywhere.
small version of photo Optical shop in Havana. Most people cannot afford to buy glasses there.
small version of photo Ruth Berkling on the ATA charter flight to Havana.
small version of photo Worksite Havana.
small version of photo Wedding party . . . note the 1957 Ford Convertible.
small version of photo Bob Merriam doing autorefraction.
small version of photo Worksite.
small version of photo Sunrise from the hotel window.
small version of photo Refraction by VOSH member JJ Abrams.
small version of photo Worksite.
small version of photo A night at the LEGENDARY Tropicana Night Club.
small version of photo A night at the LEGENDARY Tropicana Night Club.
small version of photo A night at the LEGENDARY Tropicana Night Club.
small version of photo A night at the LEGENDARY Tropicana Night Club.
small version of photo A night at the LEGENDARY Tropicana Night Club.
small version of photo Refraction by VOSH member Steve Seward.
small version of photo Ruth and Vivien at a small food market.
small version of photo Remnants of a large Chinatown in Havana.
small version of photo Two happy ODs with one of the tour guides.
small version of photo Havana airport.
small version of photo Streets of Havana.

Return to top


URL: http://www.vosh-indiana.org/cuba/pix.htm
Revised: July 6, 2011
homeVOSH-Indiana home page: http://www.vosh-indiana.org/
Questions or comments: Jeffrey C. Marshall, O.D.
Page design and coding: Robert J. Pesce, Jr.
Copyright © 2011